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Not Quite Right

The book lacks the architecture of cause and consequence expected in a true history.

It is a little alarming to find myself in substantial agreement with JR in his view of "Indian culture" as a multi-layered palimpsest - not least because JR is a self-confessed "conservative" and I fancied myself a leftist once. (Leftists are an endangered species in JR's intellectual world - "dim-witted" "crypto-Stalinists", tout court!) I am not eager to gatecrash JR's already well-populated "we" - still, I must confess that there are many other attractive features in JR's assemblage of exemplars of Indian right-wing thought. But alas, "a history of Indian Right-wing thought" this is not. It

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